Forbes is reporting that Sega has announced their intent to release a console version of Phantasy Star Online 2 on the PS4 in 2016. The free to play MMORPG has been available on the PC, PS Vita, and mobile platforms for quite some time now in the East.

What’s missing from the announcement? You guessed it. There’s no mention on a PC or PS4 release coming to the West at all. While you can technically play the game through other areas of the world (using an English patch or the SEA version’s English availability), an official Western release seems no closer than it was back in 2013 when the Western released was “delayed indefinitely.”

We’ll have to wait and see if the Tokyo Game Show reveals any details on a Western release as a playable version of the PS4 client is planned to be available at the event.

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Mike "Magicman" Byrne has been a part of the MMOBomb family for years and serves as the site's current Editor-in-Chief. His love for MMOs and gaming in general has led him to covering games for numerous websites including Gamebreaker TV and XIV Nation where he proudly displays his fanboy flag for FFXIV:ARR.

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  1. jellopy on August 28, 2015

    I hate Sega so passionately by now that I hope this release puts the final nail in the coffin for them in the modern market. PSO on the dreamcast was absolutely my favorite mmo of all time, it finally receives a worthy sequel and they won’t release it in the west despite the fact that they have probably more loyal fans here than anywhere else on the planet. It’s possibly the biggest FU i’ve seen any dev issue to their fans in gaming history. They deserve to lose it all.

  2. Bic Boi on August 19, 2015

    What a surprise–Sega still hasn’t gotten off their ass to get a western release going. At this point it is more to witness the world’s end than see this game ever get a proper frelling english version. Proper trash.

  3. Milk on August 18, 2015

    Ps4’s install base is huge. If ever there was a time for a western release to be announced this would be it. I could understand why Sega wouldnt want to gamble on a pc or especially a vita release but with the ps4 version there is 100% no reason not to finally bring it over.

  4. mgamer on August 18, 2015

    This post gave me cancer… (x . x)

  5. KainDarkfire on August 17, 2015

    Again, hope it doesn’t show up on western shores. Ever.

    And why would the TGS have anything about a WESTERN release? I’d think a Pax or E3 would cover something like that, because that whole ‘targeted audience’ thing.

    • Eviil on August 17, 2015

      I’ve been playing it for like forever and I enjoy the game every time an English patch comes up. Hoping for a fine game to not cross over makes me think how you see things. Its free, so why not play, even you can play this right now. Not your thing? cool, the rest of what you said can burn in hell.

    • Kaindarkfire on August 20, 2015

      Again, hope it doesn’t show up on western shores because I’m filthy weebtrash who hates english and only watches animu in authentic glorious nippon language.

      And why would anyone want this game in english? Glorious nippon is best and only country and I want a big titted animu waifu and pocky and roomfuls of lolicon PVC figurines because I’m a basement-dwelling weeb $hitter.

      • Kaindarkfire on May 2, 2016

        Not sure who used my name, but cute. Real cute.

        I have better reasons than that to not want to see it overseas, like them IP banning on the JP servers again and having to grind through all the content again- when and if we ever even get said content. Past experiences with PSU say not to get those hopes up.

  6. Lexal on August 17, 2015

    While i understand you guys want to keep the people that visit this site informed about mmos youre wasting your resources on a game that almost noone wants to hear about due to its unavailability on the west.In my opinion its better to post news on its release date(IF it gets released).

    • Eviil on August 17, 2015

      foreigners do visit this site… I’m in USA though.

      • Lexal on August 18, 2015

        Foreigners can just visit the game site why do they need to come here?

  7. Spammie on August 17, 2015

    Unless it’s coming in the west they can shove i up their arse.

  8. Terranova667 on August 17, 2015

    Yeah I have pretty much lost interest in waiting for this to ever get released in the west I just don’t see Sega doing it.

  9. Buggy on August 17, 2015

    As I said Many times before PSO2 can burn in the farthest and deepest pits of hell, I don’t want to hear anything about it unless if it’s coming to the west.